Shhhh.... How I Quit My Job

Shhhh.... How I Quit My Job

The practice of pausing and listening to our deeper inner voice rewires us. It allows us more access to our big-picture thinking, more comfort when we’re in a state of “not knowing,” and a greater capacity to pause before responding to challenging circumstances in our lives. It becomes easier to feel our own spaciousness and flexibility, allowing us to experience our relationships—and our life—in ways that we were not able to before. In other words, our perspective begins to change.

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Relax Into Your Original Self: A Narrative Therapy Practice

Relax Into Your Original Self: A Narrative Therapy Practice

“Far beneath the many thick layers of indoctrination about who we are and who we should be lies an original self, a person who came into this world full of possibility and destined for joyful unveiling and manifestation. It is this person we glimpse in another when we fall in love or when we idealize a leader or romanticize an artist."

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What Baggage?

What Baggage?

In yoga and meditation, we so often talk about letting go. Releasing. Creating space. That less is more. And while we often talk about all of this in relation to emotions and thoughts and habits, this tangible experience of “letting go of needing my stuff” was so transformational that it gave me new insight into all the baggage we hold onto.

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Move In To Move On: Syncing With The Season Of Change

Move In To Move On: Syncing With The Season Of Change

"Every moment is born from the death of another...
You suffer because you hold on to each moment, and do not experience the death of the moment...
The universe isn't static...
You have to keep dying to the past...
When you do that,
you will experience the joy in the impermanence too!!"

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Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

September races in, pushing us to a starting line.  We launch eagerly into new commitments and rededicate ourselves to routine. Yet, along with the excitement of what is to come, we may also experience nostalgia, and sometimes anxiety for what we leave behind. While it is a time of new beginnings, it is also a time of letting go and release. For me, September has always felt profound in this way, offering both a time for change and reconnection; good-bye and hello, transition and transformation. In short, autumn is a masterful teacher of change and transition.

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Clean Up And Slow Down: A 4-step Ayurvedic Autumn Detox Plan

Clean Up And Slow Down: A 4-step Ayurvedic Autumn Detox Plan

Detoxing in the fall may sound counterintuitive. After all, spring—Ayurveda’s other optimal time to detox—is our cultural cleaning season, whereas autumn feels like a time to hunker down and get back to work.

“In the spring, it’s about shaking off the weight of winter and getting revved up for summer, and we’re good at that,” says Ayurvedic consultant Scott Blossom. 

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VibeWell Yoga Festival Asbury Park: October 26 & 27

VibeWell Yoga Festival Asbury Park: October 26 & 27

I'm so excited to join the vibrant and passionate VibeWell Community in the second annual Asbury Park Festival - and join this group of incredible presenters including the amazing Robert Sturman as well as Karena Virginia, Jessica Stickler,  Phyllicia Bonanno, Ellen Mosko,  Vanessa Van Noy, and Bridget Riepl.

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Sea Hear Now - From FOMO TO JOMO

Sea Hear Now - From FOMO TO JOMO

Most often, it is easier to stay focused on our disappointment, on what we missed or what we might miss. What we could have had, what we could have done. What we should have, or should be doing. You know: that whole FOMO thing -- Fear of Missing Out. Or FOBO -- Fear of a Better Option. All day long, we mentally pull ourselves out of the present, away from where we are. It's exhausting and joy robbing to be somewhere other than where we actually are. It's also depleting to try to do it all; it lowers the quality of everything we are squeezing in.

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